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Sevilla loses La Liga lead spot in 1-1 draw against Alaves

IANS  |  Vitoria (Spain) 

and battled to a 1-1 tie in the here, a draw that caused the Andalusians to lose their leadership spot in La Liga, with supplanting them with its victory over Villarreal.

got on the board first in the 37th minute on Sunday with a goal by Jony Rodriguez after a misplayed header by Sergi Gomez, reports news.

The home team dominated throughout the first half, but after the break with the entry of Pablo Sarabia, their rivals improved and enjoyed more chances, ultimately sinking the equalizer on a shot in the 77th minute by forward

If had managed to get ahead again and hold that lead through the final whistle, they could have moved into third place on the table, but during the second half they seemed to withdraw, leaving the field largely to Pablo Machin's boys, although they could not manage to pull out a win either.

Although Alaves recovered and went on the hunt for the victory -- some 12 minutes before the final whistle--but it wasn't enough time for them to find the combination for a winning goal.



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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 13:16 IST